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Old 08-03-2015, 06:40 PM   #1
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Women campers

I'm not sure if this subject has been talked about but speaking to the women here. How many camp alone without your significant other? Or any single women who camp with your pets or child/children?
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:57 PM   #2
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I have gone to 2 rvwomen campouts last year and they were fun. Last year I did a 2 1/2 week solo trip but my slide kept coming out and that was not fun. I just enjoy going so if my husband doesn't go I take my dog and go.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:54 PM   #3
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Do you have any problems setting up? I'm a little short and would need a stepping stool or an extension to help raise the roof.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:07 PM   #4
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Like many of us ladies RVers you will find ways to get stuff done. I camp solo so it was important for me to be independent. I tackled one task at a time.


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Back when my dd was 5 yrs old, my dh had to work memorial day weekend. I loaded the tt, hooked it up, drove it to the campground, backed it in, set it up and waited for dh to arrive from work. He was in and out for work all weekend but dd and I stayed there the whole time. While he was at work, I packed it up, hooked it up, dumped my tanks, drove it home, off loaded the tt and parked it in storage. It was very empowering to do it all myself but to be fair, I usually drive the rig and back it in anyways (I taught dh how to drive it). Oh and this was with a 30' tt. I need more practice before attempting with my fiver. I say go for it and have fun.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:45 PM   #6
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Back when my dd was 5 yrs old, my dh had to work memorial day weekend. I loaded the tt, hooked it up, drove it to the campground, backed it in, set it up and waited for dh to arrive from work. He was in and out for work all weekend but dd and I stayed there the whole time. While he was at work, I packed it up, hooked it up, dumped my tanks, drove it home, off loaded the tt and parked it in storage. It was very empowering to do it all myself but to be fair, I usually drive the rig and back it in anyways (I taught dh how to drive it). Oh and this was with a 30' tt. I need more practice before attempting with my fiver. I say go for it and have fun.
This is what I want to be able to do. I've asked my DH to help me learn how to hitch it up, make turns and back in to a space. I've been watching you tube videos too, lol :-)
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:57 PM   #7
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Just remember when backing, the trailer will go the opposite direction of the rear of the truck. With a little trailer, you will want to do small corrections as it Gillespie much quicker. Practice in an empty parking lot.

If he won't teach you, go rent a small u haul trailer for a few hours. Have them snowmobile to hitch up. Go practice and then return it. Remember the trailer wheels will track inside the truck. I do all of our driving unless I tire but I have been driving horse trailers since I was 16. I taught dh because it is good to have a relief driver for the longer trips. It is also a good idea so if o be of us trips and twists an ankle or something worse happens, the other can drive. DH developed nasty sty in his eye on our Disney trip and it affected his vision so he couldn't drive the trip home. You just never know. Tell that one to your other half and maybe he will teach you.
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Just remember when backing, the trailer will go the opposite direction of the rear of the truck. With a little trailer, you will want to do small corrections as it Gillespie much quicker. Practice in an empty parking lot.

If he won't teach you, go rent a small u haul trailer for a few hours. Have them snowmobile to hitch up. Go practice and then return it. Remember the trailer wheels will track inside the truck. I do all of our driving unless I tire but I have been driving horse trailers since I was 16. I taught dh because it is good to have a relief driver for the longer trips. It is also a good idea so if o be of us trips and twists an ankle or something worse happens, the other can drive. DH developed nasty sty in his eye on our Disney trip and it affected his vision so he couldn't drive the trip home. You just never know. Tell that one to your other half and maybe he will teach you.
I appreciate the tips The DH kinda laughed at me when I told him my intentions to learn how to handle hitching and towing the trailer but he also knows how determined I can be when I set my mind to something - where there's a will there's a way
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:16 AM   #9
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I still need to get the hang of hooking the fiver up by myself and need backing work but I don't think it will be long before I'm willing to fly solo with it. I could put my old tt anywhere I needed to and have had many comments on my backing prowess with it. First trip out with the fiver, I almost took a tree out. A couple trips ago, I got myself pinned between 2 fivers on either side of the truck and a tree and a fire pit on either side of my fiver trying to back into a spot I had no business trying to get into. Took me awhile but I got it out of the jam I was in. I then easily backed it into the next site tight little site they gave me. Point is, you will have good days and bad days. Laugh at the bad days and act like the good days are something you accomplish all the time. Before you know it, you will have more good days then bad.
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Chaviva, that is the beauty of having an A-Frame! Solo camping is easy set up and easy towing. We had a 34' motorhome that I had zero desire to drive. We had a travel trailer that I kept for 6 years and compared to my A-Frame, used solo maybe one fourth the outings as the A-Frame.

The hard sided pop up has been extremely enjoyable and empowering for solo travel. Since i am primary user, my DH supported my selling the trailer for the smaller pop up - he's the one who pointed me in the A-Frame train of thought. Spouse has his truck camper, I have the A-Frame. I belong to a woman's camp group as well (Sisters On The Fly). Doing a few trips a year with them is alot of fun.

Since you posed this in the A-Frame forum - I am guessing you have an A-Frame. There are a few A-Frame specific groups on the internet whose members comprise of female members who would be happy to pass along pointers and encouragement as well.
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